"A hacker grabbed the Social Security numbers of more than 22,300 current and former students at the University of Missouri, the school said yesterday. It was the institution's second data break-in of the year.
According to university officials, the attack was launched from IP addresses in China and Australia and used a Web form for tracking the status of queries to the school's IT help desk. The hacker accessed the names and Social Security numbers of school employees during 2004 who were also current or onetime students; those records had been compiled for a report, but were overlooked rather than deleted."
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